Man Made Diamonds, The Affordable Alternative for Your Wedding Jewelry

Written by Peter Crump

Diamonds may be a womanís best friend, but modern man made diamonds are so good as to be indistinguishable from real diamonds. And when you look atrepparttar huge savings on price, man made diamonds may be a womanís best decision.

Increasingly, engaged couples are consideringrepparttar 143314 cost of some wedding jewelry. In todayís high pressure high cost lifestyle couples are really wondering whether or not it is appropriate to spend big on, say, a diamond engagement ring.

The more spent on wedding jewelryrepparttar 143315 less available later forrepparttar 143316 important things inrepparttar 143317 marriage, like a house. Orrepparttar 143318 kids when they arrive. Is it responsible to spend so much to buy a diamond engagement ring when these more important things may need to be compromised later?

Especially when you consider that good quality man made diamonds cannot be distinguished from real diamonds, even by jewellers.

Faux diamonds are big business. The pearl jewelry industry was revolutionised byrepparttar 143319 advent of cultured pearls. Synthetic diamonds are doingrepparttar 143320 same thing torepparttar 143321 wedding jewelry business.

There are a range of ways to produce synthetic diamonds. Modern technology is very adept at making any product which will sell well and faux diamonds are no exception. Andrepparttar 143322 quality is so good that many ofrepparttar 143323 alternatives to diamonds perform exceedingly well when compared to diamond usingrepparttar 143324 common diamond quality tests.

In such tests as hardness, refractive index, fire, brilliance, luster and othersrepparttar 143325 man made diamonds perform admirably. Sometimes even better.

Brilliance is a test ofrepparttar 143326 amount of light which entersrepparttar 143327 stone and gets reflected back. It is affected byrepparttar 143328 quality ofrepparttar 143329 cut ofrepparttar 143330 stone.

Mens Moissanite Wedding Rings, or Is Moissanite a Mans Best Friend?

Written by Peter Crump

As mens wedding rings become more and more popular mens moissanite wedding rings become popular at an even faster rate. Wedding rings for men are here to stay and so are mens moissanite wedding rings.

What is moissanite I hear you ask? Moissanite isrepparttar newest jewelry stone which is takingrepparttar 143313 jewelry industry by storm. And whilst moissanite is popular amongstrepparttar 143314 women, mens moissanite wedding rings are taking off.

Moissanite is a naturally occurring crystal, or jewel, which was only discovered in 1893. It was originally found in tiny quantities in a meteorite which had fallen inrepparttar 143315 Arizona desert. It was discovered by doctor Henry Moissan, after whom it was named.

It exhibits many ofrepparttar 143316 qualities of diamonds and looks identical to diamonds to all but a few ofrepparttar 143317 most experienced jewellers. So identical in fact that sohisticated equipment is needed to distinguish it from diamonds. Moissanite even outperforms diamonds in most ofrepparttar 143318 natural qualities for which diamonds are so renowned. Most importantly, it is much cheaper.

Moissanite is second only to diamond in hardness, and is harder than any other jewel. It does not scratch, fade or change color. It has more brilliance than diamonds or any other popular gemstone.

It occurs naturally on earth but only in tiny quantities so it was not untilrepparttar 143319 late 20th century that it became available in sufficient quantities for jewelry making. This followed extensive research on moissanite andrepparttar 143320 discovery of a reliable method of making it in a lab to very high quality.

Whilst a new jewel in its own right it was immediately compared to diamonds due to itís high quality and much lower price. Now moissanite engagement rings are a hit amongst women, and mens moissanite wedding rings are following fast.

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